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The Netherlands eScience Center is the national hub for the development and application of domain overarching software and methods for the scientific community. NLeSC is a joint initiative of the Dutch national research council (NWO) and the Dutch organisation for ICT in education and research (SURF).



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Sacha van Breugel, Communication Assistant at Netherlands eScience Center, posted

4th National eScience Symposium - Science in a Digital World

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Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice

'Science in a Digital World' is a day-long event where scientists and researchers from different fields meet to discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice.

The symposium will feature five thematic sessions showcasing world-class data-driven and compute-intensive research in different fields:

  • Sports & eHealth
  • Social
  • Astronomy
  • Smart Energy
  • Data Science

The symposium features a plenary session with keynotes from Fernando Pérez (University of California), Ronald Stolk (University of Groningen) and Sally Wyatt (eHumanities KNAW).

There will be five parallel thematic sessions. One of these sessions focuses on Smart Energy and will be of specific interest to your colleagues/network.

The thematic sessions are organized in partnership with ASTRON, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), COMMIT2data, Leiden Centre of Data Science (LCDS) and SURFsara.


Digital technology cross-cuts all scientific domains. Our understanding of the Universe, dealing with the challenges of climate change and discovering new energy sources, analyzing population dynamics, or tracking athletes' performances are just a couple of areas where digital technology is being used to enhance scientific research. The cross-cutting aspect means that technologies used in one field can be applicable across other fields. This annual symposium is an opportunity to meet with researchers (from academia and industry), students, data scientists, scientific administrators, CIOs and CTOs dealing with the challenges and potential of digital technologies; from the humanities to physics and beyond.

Event on Oct 13th